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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) and Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.

Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) and Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.
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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) and Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.

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Episodes

7/17/18: Futures Game Recap

7/17/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, look back on a power-packed Futures Game that saw Reds prospect Taylor Trammell win MVP honors among a host of outstanding performances (:30). Then they discuss the big arms in the game, including Reds right-hander Hunter Greene, who lit up the radar gun, hitting 100 mph with each of his 19 fastballs (11:15). The guys finish the podcast with a recap of the High School Home Run Derby, where 2019 Draft prospects...

Duration:00:23:50

7/12/18: Breaking down the Futures Game rosters

7/12/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, take a closer look at the Futures Game rosters and discuss the players they are most excited to see (:42). The guys also recap the Triple-A and Eastern League All-Star Games, including Tim Tebow's performance and his season so far (21:00). The podcast ends with a discussion about the four first-round Draft picks who did not sign professional contracts (25:50)

Duration:00:33:04

6/28/18: U18 Team Trials wrap-up and who's ready to deal at the Deadline

6/28/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, look at the standouts from the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars and 18U Team Trials, including interviews with some of those players -- Tyler Callihan, Pete Crow-Armstrong and Cade Doughty. (:49) Callis has a College World Series update from Omaha, where Oregon State and Arkansas are headed to a decisive Game 3. (18:27) The guys also look ahead to the Trade Deadline, focusing on the teams that are in the best...

Duration:00:39:37

6/20/18: Tournament of Stars report, Royals deal for prospects

6/20/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and MLB.com's Tim McMaster break down the prospect haul that the Royals received in the Kelvin Herrera trade. (:33) Then, Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo sits down with potential No. 1 overall 2019 Draft pick Bobby Witt, Jr. (14:30) and USA Baseball U18 national team director Matt Blood (5:21) to talk about the 2018 Tournament of Stars. Tim and Jim also give a College World Series update with tournament favorites Florida and Oregon State in trouble early. (25:35)

Duration:00:31:41

6/13/18: Never too soon to look at the 2019 MLB Draft

6/13/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, are joined by Royals Scouting Director Lonnie Goldberg to analyze Kansas City's highly-rated Draft class (:38). Then, the crew looks ahead to 2019, previewing the College World Series (15:56) and USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars (20:54). The podcast ends with Jim and Jonathan lamenting the injuries to Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (31:27).

Duration:00:40:38

6/7/18: 2018 Draft Fallout

6/7/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, recap the 2018 MLB Draft. Mets first-round pick Jarred Kelenic joins the show and shares his thoughts on Draft night (:30). The guys also debate which clubs had the best Draft (31:06), who will be the first pick to reach the Major Leagues (32:05) and who will be the top Draft prospects in 2019 (35:39).

Duration:00:39:43

5/31/18: Who would Callis and Mayo draft?

5/31/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, get you ready for the MLB Draft (Monday-Wednesday on MLB Network and MLB.com) by sharing who they would take with the top 10 picks (16:01). The guys also discuss where potential No. 1 overall Draft pick Casey Mize will fit into the Top 100 Prospects List once he's drafted (:52). Jim and Jonathan also make their picks for which draftees could reach the Majors and the fastest and who has the highest ceiling (8:46).

Duration:00:33:31

5/25/18: Juan Soto's meteoric rise to the Majors, Top 200 Draft Prospects

5/25/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, weigh in on the homer-filled big league debuts of Juan Soto, Willy Adames and Austin Meadows (:37). The guys also discuss when the right time is for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to make his debut (4:45). With just 10 days to go before the MLB Draft, they talk about the best tools in this year's MLB Pipeline Top 200 Draft Prospects list (16:10).

Duration:00:30:10

5/16/18: Draft prospect Cole Winn interview, Callis' 1st mock Draft

5/16/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, are joined by Orange Lutheran (Calif.) High School right-hander Cole Winn, who's projected to go in the first round of next month's Draft (:50). The guys go on to discuss Callis' latest mock Draft and how things are changing as the Draft approaches (12:15). Finally, Mayo looks back on his recent road trip to the Eastern League where he caught up with Blue Jays prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and...

Duration:00:29:54

5/9/18: Casey Mize interview, Top 100 market corrections

5/9/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, welcome Auburn right-hander and potential No. 1 overall Draft pick Casey Mize to the podcast. They talk about Mize's status as the Top Draft prospect, pitching in the SEC and his uncanny command (:31). The guys also choose Minor League MVPs for the first month of the season in Single-A, Double-A and Triple-A (15:58). Then they discuss MLB Pipeline's market corrections to the Top 100 Prospect List (26:39). The...

Duration:00:40:00

5/2/18: Top 100 Draft Prospect List, Soroka, Romero set for debuts

5/2/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, break down the new Top 100 Draft Prospects list, led by Auburn right-hander Casey Mize (:40). That conversation transitioned into a look at Mayo's first mock draft of the season (11:52). Later, the guys tell us what to expect in the Major League debuts of Braves No. 3 prospect Mike Soroka and Twins No. 2 prospect Fernando Romero (20:58).

Duration:00:34:19

4/25/18: Austin Riley joins the podcast, Torres debuts in the Bronx

4/25/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, chat with Braves prospect and Pipeline Team of the Week member Austin Riley about his hot start and improved defense at the hot corner (:30). They also talk about Gleyber Torres' big league debut with the Yankees (10:15) and Walker Buehler's first Major League start with the Dodgers (15:24). Later they look ahead to the Top 100 Draft Prospects list, focusing on players with big helium (23:27) and big question...

Duration:00:33:40

4/18/18: Colton Welker interview, Ronald Acuna update

4/18/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, chat with Rockies prospect and California League Player of the Week Colton Welker about his hot start and more (:58). They also discuss Ronald Acuna's slow start and when the right time is for the Braves to promote their top prospect (13:35). Later, the guys look ahead to the MLB Draft, focusing on Auburn junior right-hander Casey Mize, who has separated himself at the top of Draft boards this spring (26:07).

Duration:00:37:13

4/12/18: Pipeline spotlights Shohei Ohtani's great start, Hunter Greene's debut

4/12/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, examine Shohei Ohtani's amazing first week in the Majors (1:00). The guys also revisit Mayo's trip to Dayton, including his interviews with Reds prospects Hunter Greene (8:20), Jeter Downs (15:25), and Indians prospect Will Benson (20:40). Later they discuss who has impressed them in the first week of the Minor League season (26:00) and how the 80-game suspension of Boston's Michael Chavis could impact his...

Duration:00:40:04

4/5/18: Recapping the Inaugural Pipeline Fantasy Prospect Draft

4/5/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, discuss the results of their first ever Pipeline Fantasy Prospect Draft. The rules of the draft were simple: those participating could only choose players from the MLB Pipeline top 100 list, as well as players from the Pipeline's top 10 position lists. They're also joined on the podcast by Jordan Shusterman of Cespedes Family BBQ, editorial producer Jason Ratliff and Pipeline's Mike Rosenbaum to discuss their...

Duration:00:47:09

3/29/18: Live from the National High School Invitational

3/29/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and MLB.com's Tim McMaster are on location at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. for this week's National High School Invitational. The guys are joined by Mountain Ridge High School (Ariz.) senior southpaw Matt Liberatore after the top prep Draft prospect's dominating performance in the tournament's first round (:26). Then, Tom "Flash" Gordon joins the podcast to share his thoughts on the seventh annual event (6:03). Flash and Mayo break...

Duration:00:18:04

3/23/18: Top Prospects Competing for Opening Day Rosters

3/23/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, break down Atlanta's decision to send down No. 2 overall prospect, Ronald Acuna, to the Minors. They also discuss some of the top interviews from Jonathan's travels around Florida's Grapefruit League (6:45) and talk about which top prospects are vying for Opening Day roster spots (21:45). Plus, the guys give their 2018 playoff predictions (32:50).

Duration:00:41:22

3/14/18: Best Double-Play Duos, Minor League Rule Changes

3/14/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, break down the best double-play combos in the Minors (:50), examine some of the best prospect interviews from this year's Cactus and Grapefruit leagues (5:30) and discuss what players have surprised this spring (22:40). The guys also share their opinions on the new Minor League extra-inning rules (28:15).

Duration:00:35:03

3/8/18: Padres Prospect Gore on His Big Leg Kick, Rutherford Reflects on Tough 2017

3/8/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and MLB.com's Tim McMaster look back on Jonathan's Cactus League travels. Padres' prospect MacKenzie Gore talks about his big leg kick (7:00), White Sox outfielder Blake Rutherford discusses what he learned from a tough 2017 season (11:15), Rangers '17 second-round pick Hans Crouse talks about his "Cueto shimmy" and on-field antics (15:30) and Rockies prospect and Stoneman Douglas High School graduate Colton Welker discusses how he is coping with the tragic...

Duration:00:23:22

3/2/18: Prospect Injuries, Top 10 Organizational Rankings

3/2/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and MLB.com's Tim McMaster dive into early Spring Training action. Among the topics: serious injuries to Rays prospect Brent Honeywell and White Sox prospect Jake Burger (1:15), Tim's recent conversations with prospects in the Grapefruit League (5:25), Jonathan's upcoming trip to the Cactus League (10:15) and MLB Pipeline's Top 10 organizational rankings (15:00).

Duration:00:24:36